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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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A strong crimson ale aged in Woodcut barrels innoculated with a house brettanomyces strain.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4614) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Where the Wild Beers Are 2012. The high abv is well hidden. Some oak in the aroma, as well as yeast. Lightly sour and dry. Cloudy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3068) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours clear copper color with off white head. Caramel and dark fruit aroma with oak. Caramel and plum flavors with some tart cherries, oak and brown sugar. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Thanks Craig.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5072) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Sampled at 4 Hands cellar night. Kind of whiskey colored. An aroma that brings out the oak and some must. Fruit is interesting. The flavor is oak barrel, funk. And unidentifiable fruit. Very intetesting. Not really a sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1831) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle shared at Ale Alpharetta. This one was a crazy ass brew that I really got into after the first taste. Pours a red/brown, tan head. Aroma is fruity tart, a bit of the brett funkiness, some spice, oak. Taste is yeast, funk, fruity, oak, musty, some faint pie spice. I dug it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Tap: Unfiltered red brown with an off-white head and sticky lacing. Aromas of wood, apples with an astringent flavor and feel with a tad bit of sour apples in the aftertaste. Not bad, but I do prefer other sour ales to this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Big frothy beige head out of the bottle diminished to a solid but thin layer with serious lacing. Aroma is nice with sharp sourness like fresh granny smith apples, lots of oak, and apricots. Almost no hop bitterness or aroma. Pretty straightforward oak flavor mixed with a nice maltiness, but mostly taste the brett sourness. Has an overly bold dry oak aftertaste with hints of anise.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brucebruce81 (261) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2012
This beer is really good its smoothe and not very hoppy that goes along with the style

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4192) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2012
750 thanks to Sparky. Big malty caramel nose. No sour for me here - via description. But apricots and oak. Some banana. Brown sugar sweetness. Nice carbonation. Nice overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6837) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2012
750 ml bottle from Randall’s. Pours a deep, clear amber with just a little bit of plum coloring and a huge, rocky, frothy off-white head that leaves some spots of lace. The aroma doesn’t have much sourness, but a lot of oak and sweet malts, with some dark and dried fruits (plums, figs), brown sugar, winter spices, and booze. The flavor is equally oaky, sweet, and boozy, and has a long note that comes across as one of those spiced booze cakes you’d get around Christmas. The sourness is minimal, and comes across as berry-like tartness. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation on the palate and a sweet, boozy mouthfeel. As a sour it’s mild, but as anything else it’s pretty intense.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
C&C 750ml bottle I picked up in STL. Pours deeply hazed amberish brown large off-white head. Aromas of some funk, dark fruits, wood, and sweet malts. Flavors oak, toasted malts, dark fruits, floral, and fair amount and brett. Was expecting something offensive based on some of the reviews, but this is an interesting beer. Definitely has that brett presence but has the backbone of an oak aged american strong ale of sorts. Carbonation and body is thicker than most sours. Worth a shot in my opinion.


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